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Introduction to Bookbinding - Saturday 10th October 2020

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A chance to start your Bookbinding Journey, in the heart of Sydney Inner West.
Learn from Master Bookbinder Isabelle McGowan who have taught in Europe for over 15 years.

Bind five books in one day - four different Bookbinding techniques and learn how to construct a handmade box.

One of the best course aimed at absolute Beginners level, designed for everyone. The aim of this course is to familiarise you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start you on a journey to make your own books.

This course is designed to provide a good working knowledge of materials and techniques. You will develop skills in both the production and design of handmade books enabling you to go onto more complex and experimental bindings.
Traditional book structures are explored, using materials that will endure over time.

Over one intensive day you will learn how to make:
i) A single section pamphlet book, finished with hard cover and decorative paper

ii) A Japanese Stab Binding in full book cloth, lined with decorative paper

iii) A Venetian Journal covered in full leather with decorative stitching and a leather tie

iv) A Turkish fold book

v) A beautiful keepsake box covered in decorative paper to bring home all your beautiful creations

• Learn skills fundamental to hand bookbinding and be able to repeat and practice at home.
• Use a variety of tools and materials and how to apply them to the sewing and construction of your book.
• Learn grain direction, paper cutting, sewing sections and covering, select and use appropriate materials

Saturday 10th October 2020
Time: 9.30am -4.30pm

All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery, along with self-serve tea, coffee and biscuits. Lunch - toasted sandwiches can be pre-ordered.

Please note: This is a technical workshop: No experience necessary, but the workshop requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.


Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle McGowan © 2020 Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.